Vitor Belfort Injured and Out of UFC 147



UFC 147 just can’t catch a break.

Well, technically a break is what is going to stop the main event from happening as Ultimate Fighter Brazil coach Vitor Belfort has suffered a broken hand and is out of his main event fight against Wanderlei Silva.

UFC President Dana White confirmed the news following UFC 146 on Saturday night.

UFC 147 has undergone several issues since being announced for June 23 in Brazil.

First the event was supposed to take place at a soccer stadium in Rio De Janeiro, but a United Nations conference forced the UFC to vacate those plans and shift the card to a smaller arena and move the main event between Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen to UFC 148 in Las Vegas instead.

Now, the main event for what remains of UFC 147 has also been scrapped with Belfort out of the fight with Silva.

White confirmed they are actively seeking a replacement to step in and face Silva on the June 23 card, but no announcement has been made yet on who it will be.

Belfort coached opposite Silva on the current season of the Ultimate Fighter Brazil, which finishes up in the next few weeks as the two final fights for the inaugural season will also take place at UFC 147.

Unfortunately, Belfort won’t be on the card now due to the broken hand.

MMAWeekly.com will have more information on the new main event for UFC 147 when it becomes available.

Follow @DamonMartin on Twitter or e-mail Damon Martin.
For more
UFC News and UFC Rumors, follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter and Facebook.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 26 days ago
  • 133 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight number one contender, Vitor Belfort, is confident that he will defeat Chris Weidman in the UFC 181 main event on Dec. 6 in Las Vegas and won't apolog read news >>

  • 29 days ago
  • 79 views

UFC middleweight contender Tim Kennedy doesn't have high hopes that upcoming title challenger Vitor Belfort will make it to his UFC 181 showdown with champ Chris Weidman. In an interview with Bloody read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 3 views

Another Titan FC fighter is headed to the UFC. Ben Saunders was scheduled to fight Jose Landi-Jons for the inaugural Titan FC welterweight title on Aug. 22, however, that fight is now off, as Saunder read news >>

  • 25 days ago
  • 880 views

It only takes one before-and-after pic to get the wisecracks going online, and UFC middleweight champ Chris Weidman can’t help himself. Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>

  • 25 days ago
  • 11 views

Urijah Faber has suffered an undisclosed injury and will no longer face Masanori Kanehara when the UFC heads to Japan on Sept. 20. read news >>

  • 23 days ago
  • 23 views

Some people might think Chris Weidman should avoid a striking match with Vitor Belfort if he wants to successfully defend his middleweight championship at UFC 181 on Dec. 6. Lyoto Machida is not one read news >>

  • 22 days ago
  • 3 views

Former Ultimate Fighter season six competitor and seven-fight UFC veteran Ben "Killa B" Saunders (16-6-2) will return to the Octagon for the first time since 2010 on August 23. read news >>

  • 21 days ago
  • 208 views

The UFC veteran said that the 185-pound champion has a lot of flaws to be explored. Vitor Belfort doesn't think that Chris Weidman will have the confidence to fight standing in their upcoming title b read news >>

  • 21 days ago
  • 37 views

At UFC 181, the No. 3 middleweight in the world, Vitor Belfort, is scheduled to take on Chris Weidman for the 185-pound championship title. Belfort has been on a tear since 2007. He is 10-2 in his la read news >>